Keep yourself and others from being sick by taking the proper precautions and keeping your space clean!
Prevent the Flu by:
- Getting plenty of sleep, challenge yourself to stay physically active.
- Manage your stress in healthy ways, whether that is going for a run, meditating, watching your favorite show, or reading a book.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
If you are sick, stay home!
- If you are sick, don’t go to the gym, the mall, or public places. Take care of yourself and others by staying in your home and taking time to rest.
- Keep in mind that you can be contagious the day before you experience any flu symptoms.
- Wash your hands with soap and warm water!
Sneezing and Coughing
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
- Put your used tissue in the waste basket.
- Clean your hands after coughing or sneezing.
Get your Flu Vaccination
There are several injectable options available, some of which protect against three flu viruses while some protect against four flu viruses:
- Standard dose flu shots
- High-dose shots (for people 65+ years of age)*
- Shots made with adjuvant (for people 65+ years of age)*
- Shots made with virus grown in cell culture
- Shots made using a vaccine production technology that doesn’t require the use of flu virus
*The CDC does not have a preference for the type of flu shot patients over 65 years-old should receive, but they do recommend a flu shot for everyone over the age of 65.